Is it photography? Is it performance?: Attempting to define Ólafur Lárusson in the museum
The Living Art museum cordially invites you to join co-curator and Collection Manager Becky Forsythe in a guided walk and discussion through the museum’s current exhibition Rolling Line, where guests will consider the complex nature in trying to define Ólafur Lárusson´s works to one medium. The discussion will also explore Ólafur´s contribution to photography and performance through his studio archive, while also questioning the possibilities in framing an artist’s work and practice as an important component in a living and engaged dialogue with history.
“Ólafur Lárusson initially used photography as a recording device, a way of documenting his performance art – although on occasion photography was a more integral element of these performances or environments. His later involvement with photography has, however, effectively subverted this use of the medium. Now, the photograph functions not as witness, but as the very space within – or upon – which the performance takes place”. (Jan-Erik Lundström, European Photography: 36 Northern Prospects, 1988, p.37)
The guided walk and discussion will take place in english and is open to all. We look forward to seeing you at the Living Art Museum in the Marshall House, Grandagarður 20, 101 Reykjavík.
More information about the exhibition: http://www.nylo.is